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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: IP6426
  • UPC: 845637064267
  • Street Date: 04/13/21
  • PreBook Date: 02/09/21
  • Label: IndiePix Films »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 99 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2009
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: Persian


Cast & Crew

  • Director: Shirin Neshat
  • Director: Shirin Neshat


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Indiepix Classics: Women Without Men

Four Iranian women in the summer of the 1953 coup d état...

Indiepix Classics: Women Without Men
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Loosely adapted from Shahrnush Parsipur's magical realist novel of the same name, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN defiantly portrays the intertwining lives and perspectives of four Iranian women of different class backgrounds, set against the upheaval of the 1953 coup d'état- a pivotal moment in history that brought massive demonstrations (and fatalities) to the late-summer streets of Tehran, by way of an American-led, British-backed covert operation that reinstated the Shah to power, amidst great turmoil. Winner of the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival and artist/photographer Shirin Neshat's directorial debut, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN is a hauntingly powerful allegory and statement on women's desires and political freedoms- especially in but not limited to Iran, where the film is banned.


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Bonus Materials

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes featurette

Sales Points

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2010 New Directors / New Films
  • Acclaimed artist / photographer Shirin Neshat's directorial film debut.
  • $1,000,000 Worldwide Box Office Gross
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2010 Sundance Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2009 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2010 IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
  • WINNER! WFCC Award (Best Foreign Film by or About Women): 2010 Women Film Critics Circle Awards
  • WINNER: Golden Camera 300 Award: International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers
  • WINNER! Silver Lion & UNICEF Award: 2009 Venice Film Festival
  • WINNER! 2010 Austrian Film Award, AT - Best Cinematography (Beste Kamera) & Best Production Design (Bestes Szenenbild)

Press Quotes

Neshat's images are startling in their sensual immediacy and aesthetic nuance

     —Chris Chang, Film Comment

The true accomplishment here is that Neshat gives voice to the voiceless, and Women Without Men is an impassioned cry for freedom that echoes across generations.

     —Matthew Lucas, From the Front Row

Surpasses even Michael Haneke's WHITE RIBBON in the fierce beauty and precision of its cinematography.

     —Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Neshat's love for interactive video installations and abiding interest in Islamic feminine identity are evident in her dreamy first feature.

     —Entertainment Weekly

The much-anticipated pic has striking moments comparable to the best of Neshat's potent imagery...


A poignant, moving marriage of politics and art

     —Peter Bowen, Filmmaker Magazine

This film grabbed my heart

     —Ang Lee


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